2nd SC4 Network Symposium

Second International Symposium on Supply Chain 4.0:
Digital Transformation in SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)

September 3-4th, 2018, São Paulo, Brazil

Organized by
SC4 (Collaborative Research Network on Supply Chain 4.0)


  Industry 4.0

Operations and Supply Chain Management

  Emerging Technologies

  Smart Factories, Logistics, Business, and Organizations


  and related topics.


Foster Collaboration among industry and academic partners

   Promote and disseminate research works in the area

   Plan other collaborative activities among members and non-members of the SC4 Network

Proceedings of the 2nd ISSC4

ISSN 2594-8342

Types of Manuscripts 

We accept manuscripts comprising ongoing studies or papers presenting results of theoretical or applied research covering one of the topics mentioned above.

All full submissions will be double-blind and peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to the conference, contributions, and readability.

Please, note that the initial submission is a structured abstract of up to 250 words.

Next, authors of all accepted abstracts must choose one of the submission options:

Full Paper: up to 2500 words;

Extended Abstract: up to 1000 words.

Best Paper Award 
The purpose of Best Paper Award is to recognize and reward outstanding scientific or professional contributions.

All accepted papers will be published on the Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Supply Chain 4.0(ISSN: 2594-8342).

Download the full version of  ISSC4 – 2018 – Call for Papers

Submissions and Important Dates

Initial (Abstract) Submission (up to 250 words – for all authors): May 15th

Notification of Acceptance: May 20st

 Full Paper (2500 words) or Extended Abstract Submissions (1000 words) June 15th.

Final acceptance and comments from reviewers: June 30th

Final Submission: July 15th

 End of early registration: August 1st 

 End of regular registration: September 1st 

Submission language: English

All author must submit a structured abstract of up to 250 words.

Summarized Program

September 3rd:

  • 9h00 – 17h00
    • Keynote speakers;
    • Paper presentations;
    • Open to everybody, including non-members of the SC4 Network.
  • 17h30 – 19h00:
    • Visit: Factory of the Future at USP (to be confirmed);
  • 19h00 – 21h00:
    • Cocktail;

September 4th, 9h00 – 12h30:

  • Network meeting to discuss projects.
  • Open for the network members only.

Detailed Program (NEW)

Day 1 (Sept 3rd)

Day 2 (Sept. 4th)


Online Transmissions (NEW)

We will make use of videoconferences to allow participants to be virtually present, in case physical presence is not possible.

For more information, please consult the detailed programs above for Day 1 and Day 2


Early registration: R$ 150,00 (until August 1st).

Regular registration: R$ 300,00 (until September 1st ).

Register here! 

(Registration Process in Portuguese, but consult the Instructions in English to register at the ISSC4)

Organizing Committee

Eduardo Zancul (Chair)

Paulo Sérgio de Arruda Ignácio (Co-Chair)

Giocondo César

Rui Yoshino

Scientific Committee

Elaine Mosconi (Chair)

Luis Antonio De Santa-Eulalia (Co-Chair)

Anjali Awasthi

Edson Pinheiro de Lima

Rosley Anholon

Best Paper Award Committee

Jane Siegler (Chair)

Fabiano Armellini (Co-Chair)

Jean-François Audy

Local Organizing Committee

Eduardo Zancul

Luiz Durão


InovaUSP – University of São Paulo (USP)

Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 380 – Butantã, São Paulo – SP, 05508-010, Brazil


While it is usually possible to find a hotel on short notice, it is not recommended to wait to book hotel rooms.

There are a few hotels near the conference venue. (link)